Cannes, French Riviera :: Pictures Gallery
Photos taken during my European Road Trip
About Cannes in the French Riviera ::
Cannes is a commune in France, located in the department of Alpes-Maritimes and the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. Cannes is one of the best-known cities of the French Riviera, famous for the International Film Festival and the glitzy hotels, cars, beaches, and visitors.
In the 19th century, Cannes saw its most significant developments with the arrival of foreign and French aristocrats in the 1830s, who made the town their holiday home, building various properties around the area. The arrival of a prominent British politician – Lord Henry Peter Brougham – in 1834, while on the way to Italy, was the main catalyst in the town’s expansion. Development encouraged enterprise and the Cannes Railway Station opened in 1863 followed by the Tramway de Cannes transportation system in 1899. By the 1930s, the town had secured its status as a fashionable holiday destination and was further placed on the map by the first international film festival in 1946. Today, Cannes still retains a reputation as a chic and trendy city and attracts both the rich and famous as well as regular holidaymakers.
Photo Gallery of Cannes in France ::
Cannes Picture Gallery :: Europe Trip 2007